PHOENIX, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton, the world's largest privately held insurance broker, has added two experienced Phoenix insurance executives to its team. Kevin Cummings has been named Executive Vice President/Producer and leader of Lockton's Phoenix office and Tom Hartley joins as Managing Director/Producer. Both are newly created positions.
"Tom Hartley and Kevin Cummings have earned stellar reputations as leading risk management consultants and trusted advisors," said John Lumelleau, President and CEO of Lockton, Inc. "Our corporate clients will benefit from their insight and leadership. We look forward to continued growth in the Southwest under their guidance."
In the role of Managing Director, Tom Hartley, CPCU, CEBS, ARM, will be responsible for leading the Phoenix office using his expertise in providing business development and client service. He has more than 30 years experience in risk management and commercial insurance with an emphasis on complex commercial risks. Mostly recently, Hartley was President of Arizona and Nevada operations for Hub International in Phoenix. He previously has held leadership positions with other insurance brokers including Moreton & Company, Marsh, Inc., and Johnson & Higgins. He began his career as an officer and nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy submarine program. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is active in civic and community affairs as a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, Arizona Property & Casualty Guaranty Association, and is an Adjunct Professor in Risk & Insurance at the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business. He's also a past board member of Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix Economic Club, and Valley Leadership.
As Executive Vice President, Kevin Cummings, ARM, CIC, will also be responsible for developing solutions for client needs, business development, and providing the leadership and strategic direction for Lockton's Phoenix operation. He has more than 20 years in risk management and commercial insurance with particular expertise in healthcare and complex risk management programs. Most recently Cummings was Executive Vice President and Partner with Willis in Phoenix. He has also worked with Lovitt Touche' in Phoenix and Tucson, and with Aon Risk Services and Chubb in Minneapolis. He has also been a guest instructor in risk management for the past 15 years at Arizona State University. He is a graduate of St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. Cummings is also active in the community as a member of Arizona Business Leadership, board member of Foundation for Blind Children, and past board member of the Arizona Association for Corporate Growth.
Hartley and Cummings will be located at Lockton's office at 16220 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 200 in Scottsdale. The phone number is 602-735-8900. Hartley's e-mail address is email@example.com and Cummings' e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 4,100 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For three consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." You can learn more at www.lockton.com.